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Tricks when using metal in the design of the infield

Tricks when using metal in the design of the infield

In modern landscape projects use different materials, but today it is becoming increasingly popular steel. The advantages of this material is difficult to overestimate. Steel is durable and will last a long time. Unlike many other materials, it is capable of withstanding substantial external impact: survive and downpours, and hurricanes, and even fires. If its surface is properly treated, then careful care is required. In addition, the metal displays the spirit of modernity, and use such invoices will allow the designers to Express their imagination to the full.

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What is korenovskaya steel?

The greatest demand among the landscape designers uses korenovskaya steel. The so-called steel grade COR-TEN®, which was developed the American company U. S. Steel. Was originally created alloy COR-TEN A or А242, then А588 finally, A606-4. The latest brand is particularly popular. It is a sheet or roll of steel designed to create a standing seam panels, siding and roofing.

The bar of steel grade Corten

Initially, the panel will be smooth and shiny, but eventually will be covered with red and velvety rust, which will give it the appearance of old and expensive lace

These brands of alloy are resistant to atmospheric exposure and does not need paint to protect from corrosion. This does not mean that, unlike other carbon brands, korenovska steel does not rust. Just along with the rust formed on it a special oxide film, by which the impending destruction of the metal slows down. In fact, the rust and becomes a protection against subsequent corrosion.

The use of American steel

Initially, the steel which will decorate the site comes in the form of a shiny and smooth metal. Inducted alloying additives such as Nickel, chromium and copper to form insoluble compounds, clogging the pores on the surface of the metal. They significantly slow down the aging process of the product.

The material endures the consequences of the icing surface, and the influence of fog, rain and snow. Until the moment when on the surface of the metal layer is formed of a rusty, years alternating effects of moisture and dryness. It is the alternation of climatic influence will allow to be formed on the surface of the steel sheet and a velvety smooth layer of protection.

Steel grade Corten

Korenovskaya steel is initially protected from corrosion inducted alloying additives, and after the appearance of rust it becomes virtually immune to further aging

The process of hydration

For the proper formation of rust on the alloy surface periods of high humidity and dryness must alternate. If korenovskii steel made capacity for a waterfall, the problem of moisture is solved by itself

Therefore to use this material in places where damp and foggy year – round phenomenon, not advisable. The dry period must be present. But in the arid areas is always possible to compensate for the lack of moisture by periodic wetting of the surface irrigation.

Interaction with other materials

Korenovskaya steel is very popular: it is used to produce a variety of decor and architectural elements that decorate the garden and yard. But using this is very popular today, the material need to be careful and consider what other products he has to coexist.

A fire

A fire-finished steel grade Corten, is far from the tubes of another metal. So both designs will have stored

With the trademark Corten should not contact galvanized and galvanized steel, and zinc too. In the formation of protective corrosion in American metal these materials can suffer. But the neighborhood Korten won’t hurt stainless steel, the fasteners for it is manufactured from stainless steel.

And a few more points to consider those who want to use this beautiful and fashion material on the site. With a strong and continuous rains of the adjacent zone can produce undesirable color because of the rusty drains. The substrate beneath the sheets korenovskii steel, use heat resistant material: steel heats up in the sun.

Popularity korjenevskogo alloy

Near Venice burned down the building of the Palazzo di Vigonovo. When recovering used panels of Korjenevskoy steel, which by laser cutting has caused the poems of T. S. Eliot and Lope de VEGA. Came out very impressive

However, all currently existing limitations in the use of this material is only heated interest in him. The demand for Korten has been steadily increasing, designers come up with new ways to use it, and chemists are working to ensure that such a nice car rust as soon as possible appeared on the metal surface. For these purposes there are already catalysts for the formation of rust, for example, LineaCOR.

The possibility of using metal stamps Korten

This alloy is actively used to create decorative elements, and as a building material. Korten fits in a different style, and this is one of the reasons for its continued popularity.

Finish country kattida

In this case, used panel for walls, terraces and waterfall. Overall looks very colorful and unusual

Examples of its application:

  • Facade panels. The possibilities this opens up are truly infinite: elements can be smooth, and delicate. Even used a bold, three-dimensional structures, covering the walls and decorating the Windows.
  • Roofing. Form of coverage can be very different: from flat panels to the product with embossed surface imitating tiles, corrugated or slate. If for roofing to use a corrugated sheet it is cheaper, but Korten will last much longer.
  • Window and door profile. The benefits of using steel in the first place, is the ability to create an original design. If the profile is warmed, heat in the house can significantly reduce.
  • Fireplaces. And modern gas fireplaces and a wood-fired classics will look impressive thanks to the veneer of such material. There are full metal fireplaces and hearths, which look truly fabulous.
  • Fencing and fences, gates and gate. As parts of the fence elements, filling the spans in the main structure – useful everywhere steel grade Corten. Entrance or garage doors and gates of different sizes and shapes can be made from this versatile and very durable material.
  • Outdoor stairs. You can build a ladder with steps made of metal and filled with soil or gravel. Even the ground can be sown with grass, which endures trampling, and it is better to use for this purpose artificial turf.
  • Retaining walls. The metal sheets can be spent on the construction of retaining walls. From the pros: this material allows you to minimize your costs and to bend the structure in accordance with the needs of the landscape.
  • The screens and screen. Building economic purpose is necessary, but it is better to lose the original cover made from metal. Decorative screens can divide your site into functional zones.
  • High beds. Thanks to the flexibility of metal, it is possible to create high ridges of the most intricate shapes and not depend on the level difference in the uneven surface of the site. Such a patch can be successfully combined with retaining wall.
  • Art objects. Using welding, laser cutting and the flexibility of the metal, you can create absolutely amazing art objects. It can be just beautiful panels, bowls, pieces of metal or even outdoor fire, which is just nice to admire.

Opportunities for the use of Corten steel so much that it makes no sense to try to compile an exhaustive list. It protected the pools, fountains and other water bodies. It is used as a reference part of the bench. She would make a great summer kitchen with grill. Just unbelievable how rusty the metal has gained popularity due to its original rust and resistance to atmospheric phenomena, can be attractive!


Steel made not only boxes under the stairs, but the retaining wall that is seen on the left of the photo

High beds

Do not think that the steel grade Corten is used only for decorative purposes. It is perfect for creating high beds that will last a very long time

Use the laser cutting

To turn a simple sheet metal brand Corten or stainless steel into a work of art will help us laser cutting. However, the main advantages of metal is its strength and durability will not be lost. Of sheet steel when subjected to modern laser cutting equipment can turn out amazing delicate product of any geometry.

Give examples of products with laser cutting as elements of landscape design modern area.

Small architectural forms

Gazebos we’re used to seeing are made of brick or wood. There are, of course, forged products, but today we offer to your attention an exclusive gazebo, made of metal by laser cutting. These objects will last long, and the whole life will delight you with its beauty.

Brown gazebo

A gazebo looks just chocolate, though it clearly served its owner for several years. After all, rust on steel does not appear immediately, and years later

The elements of this gazebo would like to highlight that the audience can fully appreciate the skill of the author who created this miracle. Metal buckle can be made of a gas hearth or a steel canopy, which is able to replace a pergola or arch. With their help, the site will gain the desired shading.

Silver gazebo

But this garden was recently installed. With time she too will become a velvety red from rust, but look it this will not be worse, that’s for sure


As walls, screens, fences and fences always look beautiful openwork steel sheets. Even if the fence is made of solid metal, bricks or stone, graceful gate or gate will always be relevant. If you have a fence already installed, but you wish he was a little taller, to achieve this effect is simple, if the add-in to make steel, processed by laser cutting.

Very attractive fence and other elements of the house and garden, made in the same style. It can be balcony railings, stair railing leading into the house, details of the terrace, porch or gazebo. The laser can create intricate geometrical and floral compositions and narrative paintings.

Balcony and fence

Laser cutting is the method by which you can make a set of canvases in the same style. It will decorate and home and adjoining space. In this case, the balcony the fence looking very harmonious with each other

A variety of decorative items

It is often decorative elements allow to hide some unattractive detail of the yard, quickly create shading, to emphasize the border zone or to divorce the plot from the neighbor’s. Sometimes decorative panels or paintings, made by laser cutting, just decorate a wall or fence.


Bold panels of metal stamps Korten closes the side surface of the outbuildings and very revitalising the area, creating the mood of a good children’s story

The decorative elements can be attributed to the light box. If you use the main advantages of metal – its durability, the boxes made from it, can be quite extensive. Such boxes can be decorated and fences, and gazebos. Pertinently they would look in the yard, on the terrace or balcony. Look structures installed separately.

Light box

The light flows out of the box, breaking through the delicate surface of the metal, and is reflected in the water surface of the pool. At dusk this unusual lighting creates a romantic mood

Metal buckle can be made not only functional items, but also products designed to ensure that their appearance evoked aesthetic pleasure. Simply put, they just look nice. This, however, does not mean that they should be completely useless. Garden sculptures can also act as foci or highlight the track.

Metal sculptures

In this case, seen speaks for itself. If you want to have in your garden have unusual plants and flowers, positively affecting your mood, use the metal as a decor element

As you can see, in landscape design metal is used widely. Moreover, with the development of technology the area of its use will be expanded, and the pleasure of seeing this beauty grow.

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